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The Meaning of Soulja Boy’s “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”

2000s rap sensation Soulja Boy had an international hit in 2008’s “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”, a song about missing your girlfriend and wanting to share an intimate phone call with her.

“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” transcends its catchy chorus, capturing an era when technology began redefining romance. Its resonance may lie in its prescience, foreshadowing a world where love is both simplified and complicated by digital means.

In a catalogue that is filled with irreverent cheap thrills, “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” presents a rare tender side of Soulja Boy. As a result, many consider this to be the artist’s best song.

“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” Origins

According to a 2009 interview with the Dallas Observer, Soulja Boy initially wanted Chris Brown to sing the hook on “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”. When Chris Brown declined, he tapped his friend Sammie to lay down vocals on the track instead.

Apparently, after Chris Brown declined, Soulja Boy made an attempt at singing the hook himself using Auto-Tune, but it sounded like “garbage”, so he brought in Sammie instead.

(678) 999-8212

Perhaps the most interesting part of the backstory to “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” is the phone number that Soulja Boy includes in the lyrics. The number, (678) 999-8212, once went to a fan voicemail as part of the song’s marketing.

After some time passed, Soulja Boy apparently let the number lapse, and it eventually became the number for an advertising company in Georgia. There was also a story circulating not long after the song’s release about a family in the UK who received thousands of phone calls because of the song.

“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” Lyrics Meaning

Now that we’ve got the backstory covered, let’s dive into this verifiable 2000s hip-hop classic and see how Soulja Boy and Sammie were really feeling. It starts with the classic “Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em”, before Sammie drops in with the opening chorus:

Baby, you know that I miss you, I wanna get with you
Tonight, but I cannot, baby girl, and that’s the issue
Girl, you know I miss you, I just wanna kiss you
But I can’t right now
So baby kiss me through the phone (Kiss me through the phone)
I’ll see you later on (Later on)
Kiss me through the phone (Kiss me through the phone)
See you when I get home (When I get home)

Chorus to “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Soulja Boy.

The lyrics are fairly straightforward, with Sammie singing about how much he misses his girlfriend and can’t wait to see her. He asks her to give him a kiss through the phone, suggesting that the chorus is actually a transcription of a phone call.

Then, Soulja Boy drops in to talk about his girl:

Baby, I know that you like me, you my future wifey
Soulja Boy Tell’em, yeah
You can be my Bonnie, I can be your Clyde
You could be my wife, text me, call me
I need you in my life, yeah, all day, every day, I need ya
And every time I see ya, my feelings get deeper

First verse to “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Soulja Boy.

Soulja Boy really likes this girl, even going as far as calling her his “wife”. He references the famous outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde, a couple who made a name for themselves in the 1920s and 30s for robbing banks together.

For the pre-chorus, Soulja Boy and Sammie both sing:

I miss ya, I miss ya
I really wanna kiss you but I can’t
(Six-seven-eight, triple nine, eight-two-one-two)

Pre-chorus to “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Soulja Boy.

There’s that phone number that the fans all called.

The chorus drops again before Soulja Boy raps the next verse:

Baby, I been thinkin’ lately so much about you
Everything about you, I like it
I love it, kissin’ you in public
Thinkin’ nothin’ of it
Roses by the dozen
Talkin’ on the phone
Baby, you so sexy, your voice is so lovely
I love your complexion

Second verse to “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Soulja Boy.

Soulja Boy describes how much he loves his woman here, in a number of different ways.

The chorus drops again here, followed by the bridge, and then repeats again as the song comes to a close.

While Soulja Boy may not be canonized as a romantic figure, this track endures as a relic of 2000s culture. It offers a unique lens through which we can examine the ever-evolving relationship between love, technology, and music.

So there you have it, the extremely deep meaning behind Soulja Boy’s “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”. Enjoy a dose of 2000s nostalgia via the music video below.

Soulja Boy – “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” featuring Sammie